"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I'll Only Be Accountable If You Are

He found the nail........ and began tapping.....

"We see ample evidence throughout this chapter that people are willing to engage in communities of accountability, but only with people who have earned that right by living with them , walking with them, and being in conversation with them on an ongoing basis.

We also see that people with long and active church histories don’t need a pastor or church leadership to point out where they’ve failed or fallen short of God’s will. They know. They’ve sat through countless sermons , Sunday school lessons, small group discussions, and Bible studies. They’re acutely aware when they fall short of God’s desire for their lives. When people in the church point out their failings, it simply feels like piling on. What these people need from church is a community that will support them as they try to grow closer to God. They want support and help figuring out how they can live the lives they believe God wants for them."

(Church Refugees. Josh Packard Phd)

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